Monthly Archive:: June 2011

Huntsman says U.S. Decline is “Un-American” in First Speech

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman touched on key conservative themes when announcing his bid for the presidency this morning. As KCPW’s Jeff

Athlete Gives Back to City He Calls Home

For professional football players, the summer months generally bring mini-camps and free-agent negotiations. However, with the National Football League involved in

Utah Democratic Party Slams Huntsman as Flip-Flopper

While former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has been busy touting his economic experience and ideas as he launches his bid for the

Community Councilman Says Glendale Let Down by Elected Officials

A Glendale Community Council member says his elected officials are letting residents down by allowing a parole violator center to be built

U of U Professor Helps Find “America’s Best Diet”

A faculty member at the University of Utah took part in a new diet ranking from U.S. News and World Report. Nutrition

Researchers Find Genetic Link to Heart Disease in Pregnant Woman

Intermountain Medical Center researchers are getting closer to understanding why some women suffer heart failure in the final weeks of pregnancy or

GOP Delegates Pass Measure to Repeal Guest Worker Program

Republican delegates approved a resolution to repeal and replace Utah’s guest worker program on Saturday at the Utah Republican Party Convention. HB

AG Mark Shurtleff and Family Talk About Life After Cancer

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff had extra reason to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday: just six months after beginning treatment for colon

State Party Chair Faces Challengers at GOP Convention Saturday

Utah Republican Party Chairman Thomas Wright will face two challengers during the state GOP Convention on Saturday, and they’re both calling on

Politics Up Close: City Council Candidate Michael Clara

West-side activist Michael Clara has launched his third bid for the Salt Lake City Council, once again challenging Van Turner. Clara touts

Politics Up Close: Board Member on Utah Education Reforms

The Utah Board of Education is thinking of ways to get more ways to get students thinking about going to college. One

Salt Lake Matters: Artists Use Chalk To Support Foster Kids

This Sunday is Father’s Day, and every year the Utah Foster Care Foundation celebrates foster dads and foster families at the annual

Dental Access for Kids Could be Burdened by Medicaid Reforms

Many Utah kids who are on Medicaid aren’t receiving the most basic dental care, even though it’s a federal requirement. Utah dentists

Bed Bugs Moving Into Utah at Rapid Rate

The number of unwanted guests crawling their way into Utah beds is reaching exponential numbers, according to the Salt Lake Valley Health

Huntsman and Romney to Pay Utah a Visit

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman will formally announce his plans to run for President next Tuesday. And then he’ll be off on

Group Hopes to “Retire” Hatch

A conservative group is choosing this weekend’s Republican state convention to launch its campaign to “retire” Utah Senator Orrin Hatch. FreedomWorks PAC,

Commerce Dept. Warns of Common Contractor Scam

Warmer weather means summertime scams are on the rise, according to the Utah Department of Commerce. Mark Steinagel, Director of the Utah

Lawmaker Says Public Child Care Stomps Out Private Competition

One state lawmaker who owns and operates a private childcare business says publicly funded childcare providers are stomping out private sector competition

Lawmakers Consider Protecting Voter Registration Emails

County clerks are asking the legislature to allow them to hold on to voter email addresses, but keep them private, in an

ACT Test Could Soon be High School Requirement in Utah

The Utah Board of Education and the Legislature are working on a bill aimed at making it possible for more Utah students

Utah Delegation Tries to Block New Monuments

Republicans in Utah’s Congressional delegation are sponsoring legislation to prevent the president from designating any new national monuments in the state. This

U of U Breaks Ground on New Arts and Education Complex

Construction on a $24 million facility that will one day serve as a center for integrating the arts into elementary and secondary

Delegate Says Party Should Find LGBT Representative

Before Democratic State Representative Jackie Biskupski resigned from the Utah Legislature earlier this week, she was the last remaining gay state lawmaker.

Utah’s Only Gay Lawmaker, Jackie Biskupski, Resigns From Legislature

After 12 years on the job, Democratic State Representative Jackie Biskupski, the first openly gay legislator on Utah’s Capitol Hill, announced her

State Seeks Public Input on Federal Waiver For Medicaid Reform

The Utah Department of Health is seeking public input on a federal waiver request the state drafted earlier this month, which is

Utah Cares – June 2011

KCPW, the Utah Nonprofits Association, and Utah Public Radio are partnering to spotlight the positive impacts of local nonprofit organizations. “Utah Cares”

Some Struggle at Farmers Market Due to Bad Spring Weather

An annual tradition continued on Saturday in Pioneer Park as thousands packed into downtown Salt Lake City to kick off the largest

Lawmaker Says Church Statement Not a Game Changer

A new statement from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints advocates a way for illegal immigrants to be quote “square

Flooding Nears More Populated Areas

With temperatures steadily climbing over the next five days, National Weather Service Hydrologist Brian McInerney says the threat for flooding, especially in

Too Few Kids Particating in Summer Meal Programs, Study Shows

Hunger doesn’t take a vacation, says a new report, and many low-income kids in the state know that too well as school